Meredith Scerba 2010

Happy Spring, WISE Cleveland!

I’m hopeful that one day soon the weather will cooperate with the actual start time for Spring, but until then let’s continue to rock the spring color palette with our winter coats. We did have the fortune of a gorgeous, sunny morning for our Power Panel Breakfast event. With a turnout of over 70 women (and a couple men), power was just a small fraction of the topics these incredible women discussed. Facilitated by Gelise Littlejohn, panelists Natalie Winklefoos, Deb Smythe-Hermann, Tracy Marek and Caprise Bragg truly demonstrated and taught about what it means to be a power player in the sports and events industry as a woman in Cleveland – a HUGE thank you to each of them.

Looking to the near future, we have our Boutique Event Expo at EventSource on April 23rd from 5:30PM-8:30PM – this should already be in your calendar! Fresh off the 2015 Catersource and Event-Solutions Show held in Las Vegas, we will hear about the latest catering and event trends.

Speaking of catering and events, have you purchased your ticket or table for the WISE Women of the Year Scholarship and Awards Luncheon yet? This must-attend event on May 12, 2015 from 11:00AM-1:30PM at House of Blues is rapidly approaching and our luncheon planning committee has been hard at work to make this event the phenomenal hit it always is. Tickets can be purchased on the website at

Per usual, keep up to date with all of our events and happenings via our website and social media accounts (

Since we’re going to keep with tradition, feeling inspired from the Power Panel Breakfast Event, I leave with you another quote…”Girls compete with each other. Women empower one another.”